June 12, 2013

Concrete



 
What is the sound of one hand clapping the old zen saying asks. A rather pointless question or is it? Well, if we look at it analytically, it makes no sense whatsoever. However, if we view it in another light, it can make a most valid point. Then too is the old question about whether there is a sound when a tree falls in the forest and there is no one around to hear it? That seems obvious too but who knows? Does it make a difference? A great zen master once said that it did not. The point is that there are enough concrete questions about so we should not spend much time worrying about abstract ones.

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